EW Movie Preview Shares Soundbites from Hollywood's Summer Stars

by Sophia Savage
April 14, 2011 5:53 AM
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EW's Summer Movie Preview issue is out April 15. Here's just some of the buzz they share from Hollywood's stars:

Bridesmaids (May 13) - Writer and star Kristen Wiig says of her sex scene with co-star Jon Hamm: "he showed up and it’s like, ‘Okay, take your clothes off…and we’re doing a sex scene!’ We had so much fun trying to think of ways he could just throw me around.”

The Beaver (May 20) - Mel Gibson says he went Method for his performance, "I’d put the puppet on and go to the dry cleaner and stuff…The beaver would talk to people: ‘Could you alter my suits?’ The way people would react to it—they don’t know who to look at. They’d wonder if there was a reality TV camera around.”

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20) - Penelope Cruz says, of shooting while pregnant: "I felt safe and protected, [The filmmakers] really took care of me. But we were in Puerto Rico to do a helicopter shot, and they left Johnny [Depp] and me on a deserted island with no bathrooms. That, for a pregnant woman, can be a bit of a problem. So for those few hours I had to keep going into the water every 15 minutes. [Laughs] That’s one of those things you remember forever.”

The Hangover Part II (May 26) - Director Todd Philips says: “One reason the first Hangover resonated was that, as absurd as what those guys went through was, it felt drawn in a very real world,…We really were in, like, a parking lot in Vegas—we didn’t make it look any prettier than it was. It was the same approach with the sequel.”

Beginners (June 3) - Star Christopher Plummer says of choosing project: “You know, we still whore a little. When we have to, we do crap. Crap pays. And we do it in order to do this sort of film. The indies, the courageous ones, the ones that need powerful friends behind them—we do those for joy. We can afford to because we’ve done enough crap.”

Bad Teacher (June 24) - Star Justin Timberlake says of working with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz: “I mean, we’re friendly now on the phone, but we mostly hate each other,” while Diaz says, "The truth is, we’re great friends. We still know how to laugh together.”

Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15) - Daniel Radcliffe says: “The new film is just a relentless action movie…It. Just. Does. Not. Stop.” Adds Emma Watson, "Part 2 is just plain hell-raising and scary. I get to get my Lara Croft on.”

Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) - Writer Alex Kurtzman says of the film's star, Harrison Ford: “When Harrison’s agent called to say he was interested, we thought somebody was playing a joke.”
 
Crazy, Stupid, Love (July 29) - Star Emma Stone recommends: “I’d probably see Crazy, Stupid, Love in the morning. It’s a really sweet, funny, nice brunch movie. It goes with a mimosa and a little eggs Benedict.”

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (August 5) - Star James Franco says working with Andy Serkis is "like working opposite an actual chimp, but with all the best instincts of an actor.”

The Help (August 12) - Director Tate Taylor says of finding his star in Emma Stone: “Emma was completely awkward and dorky, with her raspy voice,…and she sat down and we got a little intoxicated and had a blast, and I just thought, ‘God! God! This is Skeeter.’"

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